CONSULTATION & EVALUATION
One of the unique qualities of precious metals and probably the one I find most impressive, is the capacity to transform its shape and form without affecting its characteristics.
Throughout the history of jewelry, trends have changed over time, in certain cases the designs have kept their timeless look to fit the current style. However, some trends have not translated into today’s contemporary world. The good news is that the material (gold and gems) will maintain its value making it possible to re-invent a new piece that adapts to your own taste and lifestyle.
When re-designing, I evaluate the materials, precious metals and gems and use that material to transform it into a new piece of jewelry.To make this process possible, I follow a few steps in order for the customer to get to the desired outcome.
The first step is a general consultation and evaluation.The standard fee
is $100. The process starts with a meeting with the customer to better understand what he or she may want for the finished jewelry. I chemically test the type of precious metal and the karat weight of each piece of jewelry. I need to verify the authenticity of the stones, which is very important to the process. In larger stones it is necessary to verify not only the authenticity
of the gems, but the possible enhancement treatments (the gems will be verified with a certified gemologist), which has an additional cost of $25 per stone. I conclude this process with a report for each individual piece with my personal observations.